Hazel Turner


Hazel handles a diverse range of chemical subject-matter which includes pharmaceuticals, industrial chemistry, and consumer chemistry. She is experienced in prosecuting patent applications at the European Patent Office and has been involved in defending and opposing patents in post-grant opposition proceedings. Hazel has particular experience in the field of polymers, composite materials, catalysts, skin care compositions, nonwoven materials and small-molecule pharmaceuticals.

Hazel has a MChem in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Manchester. She spent her final year at Oxford University investigating the synthesis of dihydro- and tetrahydropyrans via a palladium (II) mediated reaction. During her PhD, Hazel studied molecules which display axial chirality, and in particular, worked on the synthesis of novel atropisomeric diarylurea compounds, utilising organolithium chemistry.  Part of Hazel’s research was carried out within the pharmaceutical industry and her research has led to several publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Hazel joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2008, qualifying as a Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney in 2013. She obtained the Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate in 2015.

Away from the office, Hazel is one of a team of volunteers from the firm who supports a Maths Booster Club for local children. In her spare time Hazel enjoys Ballroom and Latin dancing, and she is a keen swimmer.


  • MChem (University of Oxford)
  • PhD Chemistry (University of Manchester)
  • Chartered Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • CertIP Certificate in Intellectual Property Law